CORNWALL – Despite putting up a good fight, the underdog Cornwall River Kings saw their season come to a disappointing end on Monday night at the Civic Complex. Jonquiere clinched the LNAH quarter-final series with a 3-2 overtime victory in front of a crowd of 3,023.
Michael Novosad was the overtime hero, beating Loic Lacasse on a great feed by Hugo Carpentier at 4:35 of the extra session. The defending champion Marquis ousted Cornwall 4-2 in the best-of-seven series.
It was perhaps the most entertaining game of the season; definitely the hardest-hitting affair.
Dominic Léveillé beat Lacasse for the lone first-period marker. The Marquis sniper converted on a nifty pass from Carpentier for his 6th goal of the series at 9:07.
River Kings defenceman Sasha Pokulok tied the game with a blast from the point that beat Pier-Olivier Pelletier at 4:24. Then, with 5:16 to play in the middle frame, J.P. Caron paid the price in front of the net and banged home his 3rd of the series.
The Marquis outshot Cornwall 36-30. The announced stars were Novosad (first), Caron (second) and Lacasse.